Dedicated to spreading mental health awareness at the local, state and national level.

Friends R Family Foundation

Danyelle spent her entire life helping others in time of need and had countless friends along her journey.  She would go above and beyond for anyone having a bad day, needed a shoulder to cry on or a friend to talk to day or night.  She firmly believed that friends were family and wanted to be there for anyone who was in need.  Our foundation is based on that simple premise and our mission is to provide the help that our friends require day or night.  Please join us in our efforts to bring greater awareness to mental health and make sure the laws in place along with our health care system are there to support us.

Foundation History


  • We Lost Danyelle Filiaggi October 15, 2014
  • Friends R Family Foundation formed November 3, 2014 to spread mental health awareness at the local, state and national level.


  • On January 3, 2015 the 1st Annual Friends R Family 5K / Family Walk is confirmed for March 29, 2015.
  • Launched our Friends R Family website January 12, 2015
  • Invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Prospect Mill Elementary School Health Fair February 24th
  • Meeting with Harford County's new County Executive Barry Glassman March 6th to discuss mental health and how we can impact services

Jamie Filiaggi

recent programs

Our third Friends R Family 5K / Family Walk will bring the community together again on April 9, 2017. 


Share your time by volunteering to support our mission and enhance the work we are doing with the foundation.

mission & vision

Spread mental health awareness at the local, state & national level.  Break the stigma associated with mental health.

After losing Danyelle Filiaggi to mental illness it was clear more had to be done at the local, state and national level to help families in need. We must advocate for awareness and critical information so people can manage in time of crisis.

Our founder